Hook Ups, Crashers and Boozers – What Really Goes Down At Weddings

Wedding season is in full swing and you have 5 + pending invites to your family member’s, friend’s and co-worker’s weddings, but you’re not entirely sure you want to sit through another huge reminder that you are still single.

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Am I right or am I right! Hold back those tears for another day, because Plenty of Fish has great news for all you single wedding attendees!

In a survey of over 3000 Plenty of Fish users from the U.S. (ages 21-65), 44 percent of singles identified weddings as a great place to hook up! The reason being, (51.8 percent) said because it’s so easy to start a conversation at a wedding.

Not sure how to approach that attractive groomsmen/bridesmaid? Try these easy ice breakers:

‘Hey, I’m Kate – friends of the bride! How do you know the lovely couple?’ 

‘I’m so sorry I forgot your name but I know I’ve met you before through [insert grooms/bridsmaid name]!’ 

‘How funny was that speech by [insert name], it had me cry-laughing. I don’t think we’ve met yet, I’m Kate!’ 

If you’re looking for more than just a one night hook up, it looks like you may be in luck! Plenty of Fish also found that 16 percent of singles that met someone at a wedding, actually went on to have a relationship with the person they met.

Ladies, don’t be afraid to make the first move; apparently 40.7 percent of male survey respondents said they were propositioned by a woman first!

The drinks are flowing, love is in the air, we can’t think of a better spot for singles to mingle!

If you’re wondering what else to expect at your next wedding? Take a look at what else singles reported experiencing while celebrating a union:

  • 44 percent have sat through a cringe-worthy speech
  • 41 percent have had too much to drink
  • 20 percent have hooked up with someone in the wedding party
  • 10 percent have crashed a wedding

There you have it, solid proof that you should strike up conversation with that wedding guest who caught your eye! You never know where it may lead!

Tech’s Got Talent – The Most Epic Lip Sync Battle

Hosted by Plenty of Fish and ACL – Tech’s Got Talent, the epic lip sync battle between Vancouver’s largest tech companies, went down last night in Vancouver and everyone served some serious talent!

The goal of this legendary battle is not only to earn industry bragging rights, but most importantly, to raise dollars for local Vancouver charities that directly impact our community.

The evening began with the gathering of 14 competing teams, filled with nerves and excitement, ready to take the big stage at The Imperial. The always hilarious host, Scott Patey, warmed up the crowd and introduced the guest celebrity judges, Kendall Gender – Winner of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2017, Jay DeMerit – Former Whitecaps FC Captain and Kaitlyn Bristowe – Former Bachelorette.

The stage was set, performers were on deck, and there was an encouraging buzz from the audience. The first 7 teams set the bar high with their quick costume changes, set design and serious dance moves. Among them were – BroadbandTV, Plenty of Fish, A Thinking Ape, Clio, Long View Systems, Stellar Recruitment and Samsung.

Act 2 proved to be just as strong as Act 1 with 7 more performances from Mobify, ACL, Cymax, Allocadia, Hootsuite, Hyperwallet, and Trulioo. Performance styles ranged from a beautiful tribute to legendary music icons, to the 24K magic of Bruno Mars.

The evening was a huge success and all 14 companies raised a grand total of $33,000 for Vancouver charities.

Congratulations to the winners!

1st Place Champions – ACL raising for Aunt Leah’s Place charity 

2nd Place Champions – A Thinking Ape raising for Strive Living Society  

3rd Place Champions – Stellar Recruitment raising for Wigs for Kids 

Plenty of Fish Helps Penguin Find Mate For Life

Spruce, the bachelor Humboldt penguin, whose favorite activities are swimming and diving, is looking for a life mate who shares the joy of long walks on the beach and a surf and turf dinner for two!

With the help of Weymouth Sea Life Aquarium and Plenty of Fish, Spruce has decided to put himself out there, the best way he knows how – by creating his very own online dating profile. With the user name SprucePenguin and tagline ‘Single Penguin Looking for Chicks’, this family man is hoping to reel in the perfect catch.

Spruce’s carer and Weymouth Sea Life park penguin specialist, Sarah Everett, explains, “Our team hand reared Spruce from a chick and we successfully reintroduced him into our penguin colony. All the adult penguins are now entering their breeding season and are busy making nests. It would be nice for Spruce to have another single penguin to spend his time with, rather than his keepers.”

Plenty of Fish and Weymouth Sea Life understand many aquariums around the world may not want to part with their precious penguins, but they would love to see Spruce settle down with right chick and their hope is there is a lone bachelorette out there waiting for her very own Prince Charming.

Do you want to help Spruce find his match?! You can do so by sharing this post on your own social channels, using the hashtag #POFpenguin. If you have a lady penguin interested in meeting Spruce, please email info@sealifeweymouth.com.

Love Lessons Learned From Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber, the Canadian singer-songwriter and my soon-to-be husband, if he’ll have me, is best known for his Billboard topping singles Sorry, What Do You Mean and Love Yourself.

The 23 year old poet continues to master the composition of producing a catchy tune, and in so doing, provides us with lessons about love…yes that’s right, LOVE.

Prepare to be made a Belieber today, as I take you through the top Love Lessons Learned from Justin Bieber:

Let’s go back to the very beginning of The Bieb’s repertoire.

Eenie Meenie 

She’s indecisive She can’t decide She keeps lookin’ From left to right. Girl, c’mon get closer. Look in my eyes, Searching is so wrong, I’m Mr. Right. You can’t make up your mind, mind, mind, mind, mind. Please don’t waste my time, time, time, time, time

Lesson Learned – When looking for the right match, know what it is you want, so you don’t waste your time or someone else’s by being indecisive. If you’re not ready for a relationship, that’s okay, but be clear in your intent early on to avoid any miscommunication.  

Justin feels strongly about this point and reiterates it in his more recent hit – What do you Mean – a story of a man struggling to understand whether his partner wants to go left or right in their relationship.

Be decisive – Thanks for the tip JB!

Don’t Kiss and Tell

And what we do keep it just between us, I don’t wanna see you tweet about J.B. cause, The only people that should know is you and me.

Lesson Learned – You’re dating someone new and want to tell the whole world you’re no longer single. Justin advises it’s best to take it one step at a time, and keep your relationship status off social media until you know you’re in it for the long haul. Try maintaining some sense of privacy in your love life and whatever you do, don’t air your dirty laundry on Facebook. Yikes.

That Should Be Me

That should be me That should be me Giving you flowers. That should be me Talking for hours. That should be me (that should be me) That should be me That should be me Never should’ve let you go I never should’ve let you go.

Lesson Learned – Ugh…that moment you see your ex in the distance with a new boyfriend/girlfriend and as go to hide in a bush, all you can think about is how that ‘should be you holding his hand.’ Bieber understands your pain. Breakups are hard and sometimes we don’t know how great our partner is until we’ve decided to let them go. Think twice before making a decision you may regret down the road. 



If I was your boyfriend, I’d never let you go I can take you places you ain’t never been before Baby, take a chance or you’ll never ever know…Swag swag swag….Chillin’ by the fire while we eatin’ fondue I don’t know about me but I know about you So say hello to falsetto in three, two, swag

Lesson Learned – A good boyfriend/girlfriend should want to spend quality time with you and ‘chill by the fire while eatin fondue,’ Justin emphasizes in between the word swag. If you’re date isn’t willing to give you the time of day, it’s safe to say they aren’t worth pursing. 



Sometimes the heart can see what’s invisible to the eye All you gotta do is listen to your deepest feelings They don’t ever lie… ….If you want the best for us Like I want the best for us Then we gotta learn to trust right now

Lesson Learned – Trust is a must says JB! Every healthy relationship, including the one with yourself requires it. In order to successfully put yourself out there, you must be able to ‘listen your deepest feelings’ and trust your instincts. 

The next time you find yourself caught up in a dating blunder and at a loss for answers, think….what would Justin Bieber do…

May the Fourth Be With You #StarWarsDay

Single Star Wars


fans unite!



The latest data from Plenty of Fish reveals some very promising news regarding the love life of single Star Wars fans! 

Plenty of Fish analyzed 13 million profiles of Plenty of Fish users in the United States, and found that users who list “Star Wars” as an interest on their profile are 61 % more likely to leave the site in a relationship than non-fans. That’s right, love strikes back for Star Wars fans far and wide. 

But where do you meet fellow Star Wars fans just like yourself? Don’t worry, Plenty of Fish  has the answer. Research shows the list below are the top 10 cities where Star Wars lovers can find each other, and talk droids, compare light sabers and discuss Episode 8 theories. 

  1. Los Angeles
  2. San Antonio
  3. San Diego
  4. Las Vegas
  5. Orlando
  6. Houston
  7. Phoenix
  8. Jacksonville
  9. Colorado Springs
  10. Chicago

Star Wars fans are also 26% more likely to be looking for a serious relationship than non-fans. If you were ever shy about your level of fandom, now is your time to shine and use it as a conversation starter on your next date.

May the fourth be with you!